AVB finds positives in Liverpool draw

by Matthew Harris on July 30, 2012

The result from Saturday’s friendly in the US has largely been forgotten in the wake of the Bale – Adam row and on the face of it, a 0-0 draw gave us few pointers towards the start of the season.

Spurs continued to soldier on with Harry Kane as a lone striker and aside from the centre forward position, you still feel that there will be more changes in personnel before the new campaign begins. Olympic absentees also hinder Tottenham’s options on tour but Andre Villas-Boas seemed pleased enough after the match.

“I’m extremely pleased, especially when you consider that Liverpool are a week ahead of us in their preparations and physically, that means a lot,” AVB said.

“From the first minute we managed to press them, create problems, recover balls, stay defensively compact and that signifies an improvement from what we did against LA Galaxy.

“This is the commitment that you want. In the end, every team that goes through pre-season is trying to build for the first game, physically and in a certain style of play.

Spurs now prepare for the game with New York Red Bulls tomorrow before taking on Watford at Vicarage Road this Sunday.

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